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by RockportDave
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Caps are Tight
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fork Caps are Tight

Worked from home today and the fork caps came in. Got the Progressive springs in and all good. With the new front tire and the springs, it is riding 1/4”-1/2” higher in the front and a lot better ride. No more sag during stops. I can still see over the MadStad, but I can tell it’s a little higher. T...
by RockportDave
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EMERGENCY: Reverse lever stuck!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: EMERGENCY: Reverse lever stuck!!!!!

On my 99 the first time I removed the lever it was stuck between parts 2 and 3. I took a screwdriver and tapped it between them to get it apart. Been easier since.
Dave


by RockportDave
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Starting mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1023

Re: 2020 Starting mileage

Started 2020 with about 46,150. Got 46,650 now.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Caps are Tight
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fork Caps are Tight

A quality 6 point metric socket is essential in these cases instead of the usual 12 or HF stuff. ;) Thanks for the info ct1500. We had a good Proto USA 24 mm 6 point socket. 6DD6F428-864B-4626-AA2B-32EEB44044DA.jpeg I will do as MikeB said and take off the bottom 1/16 of the socket to get a full bi...
by RockportDave
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Caps are Tight
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fork Caps are Tight

Great job. Been a while since those forks have been taken apart I'd guess. I would guess never been apart. 46,000 miles and it set a lot of its life. I changed the fork oil last year, but filled them through the schreider valve holes. One tube had signs of the seal stuck to it so I had to polish it...
by RockportDave
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Caps are Tight
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fork Caps are Tight

Thanks MikeB. I used heat on one and it broke loose. The other not so well. After heating, we tried rachet, impact and hammer impact with no luck. The flats were rounding off so the next move was a chisel and hammer. It finally broke loose after some serious hammering with a 4 lb. hammer. I have 2 n...
by RockportDave
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Caps are Tight
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Fork Caps are Tight

Need some ideas. Last weekend while changing the front tire, I noticed the left fork seal leaking. Bought the seals and bushings and made a tool from Wingdings “how to” to replace the springs with Progressives. (Thanks to Wingdings for the how to). I have the forks out, but the caps are TIGHT! I was...
by RockportDave
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 29
Views: 3620

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

We are in our “winter” which is a front once a week that will put us in the 40s-50s, but a day or so later back to 60s-70s. The fronts are slowing down and not as cold. We ride year round so the bike doesn’t set but maybe 2 weeks during January and February. Our summers can be brutal, so a lot of ea...
by RockportDave
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 29
Views: 3620

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

I am 5’9” and it does great. Even at 5’10-11” the 12” will be comfortable. I have kept it on the lower setting for most of the time I’ve had it on the bike. And leaned back about where the directions say to start. I get a smooth wind and can see over the top, which is what I was after. It will raise...
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Tires

Hopped on my 1999 1500 this morning to back out of the garage and it was harder to move than normal. Checked the front tire and it was very low. Bad valve stem. Front tire is about 5 years old so I bought a new E4 and valve stem from Cyclemax this morning. They’re price on the E4 is pretty good. I b...
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

Well in the UK, petrol (gas);is around £1.21 per litre at the moment. Multiply that by 3.785 to get US gallons, then covert to US Dollars at around 1.29 dollars to the pound, and you get... $5.89 per U.S. Gallon. ... I'd take the California prices all day long!!! Happy New Year too, and congrats on...
by RockportDave
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

No Ethanol Fuel

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted anything. Been very busy with work and family. Got a new grandson last Thursday (grandkid #10). We will be going to see him in a couple of weeks. After 2 years, the 7/11 store down the road finally re-opened all new from Hurricane Harvey damage. They also hav...
by RockportDave
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 29
Views: 3620

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

I’ve had the 12” on my 1999 for close to a year and I’m definitely sold on it. I get more air, but it’s calmer and I can see over the top when all the way down. A lot cooler in the summer and works great in the rain. I ordered it through Cyclemax and when installing it I called MadStad with some que...
by RockportDave
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ait valve hose attachment location
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: ait valve hose attachment location

Glad you found it and moving forward.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ait valve hose attachment location
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: ait valve hose attachment location

My vacuum diagram shows #3 Pink tube going to the IAT thermal vacuum valve (bimetallic under the breather) #2 Pink tube going to the IAT vacuum actuator (top front of the breather) and #1 Pink tube going to the bottom front of left carb. The TEE is also a check valve. In the bottom two views, it loo...
by RockportDave
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 Honda Goldwing GL1500A mystery bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: 94 Honda Goldwing GL1500A mystery bolt

Is it metric? If not it would have to be aftermarket item or doesn’t go to the bike.
Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Any help
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Any help

Welcome to the Goldwing family and the forum. Glad you found the problem.
This forum is the best resource for answers. If you can’t find it in the How-tos someone will usually answer soon.
Dave
by RockportDave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Mh, As for the brace, when I installed the Blackwing on my bike, it was binding my forks. Out came the Drimel and a lot of trial fits. It was spreading my forks enough to cause the binding. I took off very little on the outside radius of the Blackwing, but it was enough to stop the binding. The self...
by RockportDave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Funny - Not Funny Story
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Funny - Not Funny Story

Glad you weren’t stranded miles from home and really glad you found the problem.
After my OEM alternator went out, I added a cheap voltage regulator to know if I was losing charge.
Dave
by RockportDave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Coming Home
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Coming Home

I have worked in the heavy construction industry for 40 years, most of them traveling and working away from home. After the youngest daughter got married, the wife and I spent about 5 years living in our RV going wherever the company sent us and enjoyed the time together. Her parents were staying in...
by RockportDave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Stock alternator gave up

As Mh said, some use the filter and some don’t. I didn’t put it on my 90 amp. It has a small square black box on back grounded to the alternator which may be a filter. Hard to see on the right in photo. I used a flashlight and no room for my phone. We don’t have intercoms, but the radio has no inter...
by RockportDave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Stock alternator gave up

Where the long black wire on the stock alternator plugged into the wire harness, the new black wire should plug in. It should be on the left side of the bike behind the left shelter cover (#14) at the bracket (#5).


Dave
by RockportDave
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Heat reflective cover?

No time for that stuff yet. I took the wife out for a ride today, 98F here today. We stopped for lunch then had to listen to her jabbering about the hot seat for 5-10 minutes after getting back on. I'll at least try a towel tomorrow and leave it over the seat, while at work, and see if that makes m...
by RockportDave
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR FAILURE
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: ALTERNATOR FAILURE

I put a 90 amp WPS on mine a year ago and it runs smooth. Puts out 13.9 volts at idle. I purchased on eBay and it came from Discount Starter and Alternator.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Heat reflective cover?

I use my Ultragard half cover at work and when we stop during the heat of the day. Easy to put on and easy to put back in the pouch. Keeps the bike seat and upper parts from the sun and cooler in the South Texas sun.
Dave